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And you thought public education was actually about education

August 9, 2014 by Michelle Malkin

IN an increasing number of districts, “back to school” doesn’t mean back to learning.

Under the reign of social-justice indoctrinators, academics are secondary to political agitation. Activism trumps achievement.

In Massachusetts, the John J. Duggan Middle School will open on Aug. 25 with a new name and mission. It is now a “social-justice magnet school.”

As a hiring ad for teachers explained earlier this year, the emphasis will be on “helping students develop the necessary skills to analyze and synthesize information and to generate empathy by looking at multiple sides of important issues facing the world, be that hunger, water quality, racial barriers, child labor or imbalance of power.”

Concise writing, as you can see, is not on the social-justice pedagogues’ agenda.

And forget about memorizing times tables or mastering the scientific method.

The new principal says the school’s primary job is teaching “fairness”: Duggan MS is “serious about creating 21st century global citizens, and it begins with understanding who we are as members of each of those communities.”

The ultimate goal of these social-justice prep schools: creating left-wing political advocates.

full article: ‘Justice’ school scams

In a column by renowned economist Walter E. Williams, Dr. Williams addresses another angle of the education is not really about education anymore problem:

Kim Radersma, a former high-school English teacher, hosted a session titled “Stories from the front lines of education: Confessions of a white, high school English teacher.” She said that teaching is a purely political act and that neutral people should “get the f— out of education.”

read White Privilege by Walter E. Williams

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2 Responses

  1. […] Some would say teaching is a purely political act and that neutral people should “get the f— out of education.” And you thought public education was actually about education. […]

  2. […] For those who thought public education was about education, think again. […]

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